Official Full Name
solute carrier family 16 (monocarboxylate transporter), member 7
This gene is a member of the monocarboxylate transporter family. Members in this family transport metabolites, such as;lactate, pyruvate, and ketone bodies. The protein encoded by this gene catalyzes the proton-linked transport of;monocarboxylates and has the highest affinity for pyruvate. This protein has been reported to be more highly expressed;in prostate and colorectal cancer specimens when compared to control specimens. Alternative splicing results in;multiple transcript variants.
SLC16A7; solute carrier family 16, member 7 (monocarboxylic acid transporter 2); solute carrier family 16 (monocarboxylic acid transporters), member 7; monocarboxylate transporter 2; MCT2; MCT 2; solute carrier family 16 member 7; zgc:123207